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    • Monday, May 6, 2019
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      Invitation Only

      3:30  -  5:00
      Executive Committee Meeting - Invitation Only
      Shadow

      Regular business meeting of the governing body of NASCA.  Go here to see a complete list of NASCA's Leadership. 

      Invitation only

       

      Open to All Attendees

      4:00  -  7:00
      Registration
      Foyer, Level 2
       

      State Member Sessions

      5:00  -  7:00
      State Member Working Session, 2019-2020 Top 10 Discussion
      Madewood Ballroom

      State Members Only

      State Members will gather to meet new members of NASCA, discuss the 2019-2020 Top Ten Priorities and get an update on strategic partnerships. 

      Dinner on own following

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    • Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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      Open to All Attendees

      7:00  -  8:00
      Networking Breakfast
      Rosedown Ballroom
      7:00  -  1:00
      Registration
      Foyer, Level 2
      8:00  -  8:30
      Host State Welcome and Kick-Off
      Madewood Ballroom
      Hosts:
      NASCA President:
      Staff:
      8:30  -  10:30
      The Chief Administrator's Leadership Challenge in State Government
      Madewood Ballroom
      Chief administrators operate at the nexus of the political and the technical. This requires them to be effective in both political and technical ways of thinking, deciding, and acting, while serving as a translator and negotiator between the two. This session will increase understanding of chief administrator’s role so that participants can better balance the political and technical demands of their complex jobs.
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      Break

      10:30  -  11:00
      Networking Break
      Foyer, Level 2
       

      Open to All Attendees

      11:00  -  12:00
      Delivering the Mission: Transforming Real Estate
      Madewood Ballroom

      Crumbling assets and crushing facilities costs doesn’t have to be the norm. Leaders discuss tools to transform real estate into a strategic asset that delivers on the mission while getting out from under unsustainable and unfunded maintenance backlogs. This session will inspire State Administrators and Facility leaders to leverage best practices to transform their real estate portfolio, maximizing mission performance and worker productivity at minimum cost.


      Media will be present at this session

      12:00  -  1:00
      Lunch with Peers
      Madewood Ballroom
      Media will be present at this session
      1:00  -  2:30
      What a Facilities Director Wants a State Chief Administrator to Know on Day 1
      Madewood Ballroom

      How do state chief administrators and facilities administrators partner together on managing the state’s facilities portfolio? What do facilities directors recommend that every state chief administrator learn about managing state facilities portfolios?  Reflecting on the issues identified by the National Association for State Facilities Administrators (NASFA), pairs of chief administrators and facilities leaders from the State of Washington and the State of Tennessee will engage in an in-depth conversation on how their state approach these policy priorities and share what challenges and opportunities they see ahead. 

       

      Media will be present at this session

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      Break

      2:30  -  2:45
      Networking Break
      Foyer, Level 2
       

      Concurrent Breakout Sessions

      2:45  -  4:00
      Managing Risks and Opportunities within Functional Programs - Facilities Breakout Session
      Nottoway
      Chief administrators across the country have similar program portfolios that typically include procurement, facilities, information technology, risk management, human resources, general services, and other administrative functions. Ensuring each program in their portfolio performs well and responds to the needs of various constituencies is critical to the success of state CAOs– even if they don’t have functional expertise. This session will help state leaders work better with the Governor’s office and other partners to get ahead of issues and problems that might arise early in their tenure by providing a high-level understanding of administrative functions, including value propositions, key decisions, risks, challenges, and constituencies.
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      2:45  -  4:00
      Managing Risks and Opportunities within Functional Programs - IT Breakout Session
      Rosedown B
      Chief administrators across the country have similar program portfolios that typically include procurement, facilities, information technology, risk management, human resources, general services, and other administrative functions. Ensuring each program in their portfolio performs well and responds to the needs of various constituencies is critical to the success of state CAOs– even if they don’t have functional expertise. This session will help state leaders work better with the Governor’s office and other partners to get ahead of issues and problems that might arise early in their tenure by providing a high-level understanding of administrative functions, including value propositions, key decisions, risks, challenges, and constituencies.
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      2:45  -  4:00
      Managing Risks and Opportunities within Functional Programs - Procurement Breakout Session
      Rosedown A
      Chief administrators across the country have similar program portfolios that typically include procurement, facilities, information technology, risk management, human resources, general services, and other administrative functions. Ensuring each program in their portfolio performs well and responds to the needs of various constituencies is critical to the success of state CAOs– even if they don’t have functional expertise. This session will help state leaders work better with the Governor’s office and other partners to get ahead of issues and problems that might arise early in their tenure by providing a high-level understanding of administrative functions, including value propositions, key decisions, risks, challenges, and constituencies.
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      Open to All Attendees

      4:00  -  5:00
      Fast Talks: Funding the Journey to the Cloud, How Can Government Pay the Bill?
      Madewood Ballroom

      Get emerging trends disguised as a punchy, quick story. Three industry thought leaders will present Ignite-style talks on emerging trends from their lens working with across the nation.

      Media will be present at this session


      Solutions, like ERP, delivered via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provide scalability, flexibility and security benefits. But state governments face a major roadblock: how to finance large-scale IT transformations like ERP in the cloud. This session with discuss three ways to generate the sustainable resources public sector leaders need to power their journey to cloud.


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      Fast Talks: Data Driven Capital Planning
      Madewood Ballroom

      Get emerging trends disguised as a punchy, quick story. Three industry thought leaders will present Ignite-style talks on emerging trends from their lens working with across the nation.

      Media will be present at this session


      Is your capital plan driven by political influences rather than data?  During this session we will discuss how to develop a capital plan that is based upon objective prioritization that aligns with administrative goals and strategies. 


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      Fast Talks: Cooperative Purchasing Model
      Madewood Ballroom

      Get emerging trends disguised as a punchy, quick story. Three industry thought leaders will present Ignite-style talks on emerging trends from their lens working with across the nation.

      Media will be present at this session


      Learn about the opportunities for cost savings and cost avoidance through participation in cooperative contracts; gain a better understanding of competitive procurement avenues and the decision points to consider along the way; and learn how private sector partners are engaging with strategic and industry partners as it works to modernize cooperative procurement to meet its members’ needs, while providing additional tools, research and educational opportunities to state procurement professionals throughout the country.



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      5:30  -  7:00
      Networking Reception
      Rosedown Ballroom
       

      All Corporate Attendees Welcome

      5:30  -  7:00
      NASCA Corporate Council - Informal Gathering
      WoW Cafe

      All NASCA Corporate Members are invited to join the NASCA Corporate Council Co-Chairs Jeff Bankowski (Guidehouse) and Jeff Hoye (CPS HR Consulting) for this very casual gathering and opportunity for you to ask your Corporate Council chairs questions about NASCA.  Separate checks are provided. 

      Corporate members only


    • Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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      Open to All Attendees

      8:00  -  9:00
      Networking Breakfast
      Rosedown Ballroom
      9:00  -  10:30
      Managing Change in a Political Environment
      Madewood Ballroom
      SCA’s are responsible for the effective implementation of the Governor’s priorities. However, SCA’s are often overwhelmed with the unforeseen events that arise everyday (the tyranny of the urgent) and get frustrated that projects are harder and take longer in the public sector. This session will leverage a case study to highlight state chief administrators must be diligent in defining the change agenda, managing priorities, implementing effective change management processes.
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      Break

      10:30  -  10:45
      Networking Break
      Foyer, Level 2
       

      Open to All Attendees

      10:45  -  11:45
      Procurement as a Strategic Asset
      Madewood Ballroom

      How can a CAO help procurement deliver strategic value to the governor? This session will dive into three key principles: Understanding the Challenges that procurement regularly confronts, Tools and techniques to shift the value proposition, and Opportunities from the change. Ultimately this session will lay the foundation for following procurement sessions and support transforming through procurement. 


      Media will be present at this session

      Speaker:
      11:45  -  1:45
      Luncheon and Presentation of Job One: Reimagine State Workforce
      Madewood Ballroom

      Presented by: NASCA Programs Committee, Accenture and NEOGOV 

      State governments face growing challenges attracting, building and retaining critically important talent and workforce skills. New research from NASCA in collaboration with Accenture and NEOGOV with assistance from the National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE) suggests that as the public and private sectors battle for talent, government is falling too far behind in preparing for the workforce of the future.

      This session will include an interactive data walk and a discussion guide to help participant on the overarching goal as well as provides report highlights and clear recommendations from state leaders.

      Media will be present at this session 

       

      Break

      1:45  -  2:00
      Networking Break
      Foyer, Level 2
       

      Open to All Attendees

      2:00  -  3:30
      Innovative Procurement Trends: Driving Greater Government Efficiency & Value for Citizens
      Madewood Ballroom

      Pennsylvania’s Department of General Services and several leading states will share directives to ensure that more state contracts are awarded using “best value” methods driving greater government efficiency and value for citizens. Doing so enables states to consider suppliers’ experience, past performance, technical capabilities, and commitments to working with small, minority and woman owned businesses in addition to the prices offered. But doing so also has important implications for how states must staff and manage the procurement process. This panel will explore state procurement innovation against the backdrop of several fundamental changes in procurement legislation and practices. Traditional procurement rules and practices have historically inhibited many states’ ability to control risk, to account for total cost of ownership and to engage in productive professional negotiations with key suppliers during the contracting process. Too often, we still rely on antiquated price-based methods that are easy to execute and defend in the short term, but that may lead to sub optimal results in the long run.


      Media will be present at this session

       

      Break

      3:30  -  3:45
      Networking Break
      Foyer, Level 2
       

      Open to All Attendees

      3:45  -  5:15
      Fast Talks: How Can Innovation Impact State Procurement?
      Madewood Ballroom

      Get emerging trends disguised as a punchy, quick story. Three industry thought leaders will present Ignite-style talks on emerging trends from their lens working with across the nation.

      Media will be present at this session


      How can innovation can impact government procurement? This session will begin with applying the Amazon leadership principles of Working Backwards and Customer Obsession to the procurement process and then talk about how innovation can meet those expectations for current and future needs. 

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      Fast Talks: Flipping the Script: Using Cleansheeting
      Madewood Ballroom

      Get emerging trends disguised as a punchy, quick story. Three industry thought leaders will present Ignite-style talks on emerging trends from their lens working with across the nation.

      Media will be present at this session


      Using Cleansheeting to understand supplier economics. Government agencies are saving up to 50% by building “could cost” cleansheets that use supplier economics to make better specification choices and enable win-win negotiations. This session will walk through an example as well as how to get started building the capability within state procurement functions.

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      Fast Talks: Diversity Hiring Trends in the Public Sector
      Madewood Ballroom

      Get emerging trends disguised as a punchy, quick story. Three industry thought leaders will present Ignite-style talks on emerging trends from their lens working with across the nation.

      Media will NOT be present at this session


      During a recruitment cycle, attention can’t solely be given to simply getting a lot of candidates. In this session, we’ll look deeper into applicant pools across the public sector and explore diversity trends relating to gender and ethnicity during the hiring process. This session will continue facilitating discussion around the keynote workforce lunch session, specifically, the expansion of hiring trends from simply volume of candidates, to potential actions for increasing candidate diversity as well.

      Fast Talks: The Emergence of Cloud-based Delivery Model
      Madewood Ballroom

      Get emerging trends disguised as a punchy, quick story. Three industry thought leaders will present Ignite-style talks on emerging trends from their lens working with across the nation.

      Media will NOT be present at this session


      Learn the key challenges leaders are dealing with today with regards to their enterprise applications different between the various Cloud-delivery models on the market today and why more and more organizations are choosing the Public Cloud option.

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      5:15  -  5:45
      Debriefing Exercise
      Madewood Ballroom
      7:00  -  9:00
      Dine Arounds
      Attendees sign up for reservation spots to explore dinner spots in New Orleans’s French Quarter District in small groups of 8-10. Please sign up for your seat at the Registration Table onsite.  Separate checks will be provided.
    • Thursday, May 9, 2019
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      Open to All Attendees

      7:00  -  8:00
      Networking Breakfast
      Madewood Ballroom
      8:00  -  8:45
      Innovative Procurement Trends - How to Achieve Real Diversity in State Contracting
      Madewood Ballroom

      Maryland’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program, is a well-recognized as a national model for minority inclusion in State procurement and contracting.  Formulated in 1978, by the Maryland General Assembly, the program was put into place to ensure that socially- and economically-disadvantaged small business owners are included in the State’s procurement and contracting opportunities. Current MBE regulations direct all 70 participating State agencies to make every effort to award an overall minimum goal of 29% of the total dollar value of their procurement contracts directly (prime contractors) or indirectly (subcontractors) to certified MBE firms.
      This seminar is designed to focus on some of the innovative practices and policies the State of Maryland has undertaken to ensure diversity in it State procurement process.  The discussion will be centered on the overall buy in the program has received from numerous Governor’s Administrations, the Legislative body and the general business community.


      Media will be present at this session

      Speakers:
      8:45  -  9:30
      Fast Talks: Emerging Trends in Procurement
      Madewood Ballroom

      Get emerging trends disguised as a punchy, quick story. Three industry thought leaders will present Ignite-style talks on emerging trends from their lens working with across the nation.

      Media will NOT be present at this session


      Because of constrained budgets and competing political priorities, the agencies that run state government seldom receive the investment dollars they need to refresh old systems, build modern facilities, purchase updated equipment or initiate new programs. As a result, more and more state governments are looking for new ways to address these challenges. Deloitte will discuss and highlight some innovative means and methods available to state governments seeking to achieve desired procurement-related outcomes. Deloitte will also share two case studies.

      Fast Talks: Benefits of a Strong Technology Procurement Strategy
      Madewood Ballroom

      Get emerging trends disguised as a punchy, quick story. Three industry thought leaders will present Ignite-style talks on emerging trends from their lens working with across the nation.

      Media will be present at this session


      Industry trends around the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, and X-as-a-Service technology solutions hold great potential for a city/state gov’t.  Go through real world examples of how these solutions have provided tangible and intangible benefit to gov’t organizations.  State health agencies tracking and preventing drug abuse, fleet and waste mgmt., drowning detection and more. In addition, the procurement of technology is complicated and requires balance between lowest-cost/technically acceptable ‘products’ vs a holistic view of best value solutions and total cost of ownership. We’ll briefly touch on the latest trends in this area as well.

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      Break

      9:30  -  9:45
      Networking Break
      Foyer, Level 2
       

      Open to All Attendees

      9:45  -  12:00
      Avoiding Political Pitfalls & Wrap Up
      Madewood Ballroom
      This keynote session is moderated by the National Governors Association to include a discussion with a panel of former chiefs of staff will offer lessons learned in navigating the relationships between the Governor’s office and the administrative agency. It should be a “no holds barred” type of discussion in an environment that gets to the nitty-gritty where politics meets action. Chief administrators operate on behalf of the Governor in a dynamic, high-stakes, political environment. Therefore, it is critical for SCA’s to build and maintain relationships with the Governor and the Governor’s staff. To this end, chief administrators should understand the Governor’s priorities and expectations, keep open communications with the Governor’s staff, generate support for recommendations (especially “losers), and avoid the pitfalls that can derail even the most effective agency heads.
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